Bodacious Space Pirates / Mōretsu Pirates


#1

###Bodacious Space Pirates / Mōretsu Pirates

Genres: adventure, science fiction
Themes: pirates, school, space, yuri
Objectionable content: Mild
Number of episodes: 26
Vintage: 2012-01-07 to 2012-06-30

Plot Summary: (TAN) Marika is living the normal life of the average girl in space: attending her school’s yacht club, keeping up with the latest trends, and working part time at the Cafe Lamp. One day can change a lot, however, and Marika is about to find out first hand the horrors of life interrupted. Not only was her late father a notorious space pirate, but he was also the Captain of the equally notorious Benten Maru! What’s worse, she’s just inherited his position and the pirate’s life that comes with it. Join Marika and her crew for a swashbuckling adventure through the galaxy, where crude turns to cute and mini-skirts are mandatory in Bodacious Space Pirates!

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[details=spoiler]
Bodacious Space Pirates DVD Collection 01 (Hyb)
Bodacious Space Pirates DVD Collection 02 (Hyb)
Bodacious Space Pirates Blu-ray Collection 01 (Hyb)
Bodacious Space Pirates Blu-ray Collection 02 (Hyb)[/details]

###Bodacious Space Pirates The Movie: Abyss of Hyperspace / Mōretsu Pirates: Abyss of Hyperspace - Akū no Shinen

Genres: adventure, science fiction
Themes: pirates
Vintage: 2014-02-22

ANN info page

via PR

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

###Sentai Filmworks Licenses “Mouretsu Pirates”

HOUSTON, December 29, 2011— Prepare to be boarded by stellar entertainment on a galactic scale as Sentai Filmworks announces the impending escape of the rollicking, hit space opera MOURETSU PIRATES! What happens when Teen Chic meets Pirate Technique? Find out when Director Tatsuo Sato (MARTIAN SUCCESSOR NADESICO, NINJA SCROLL TV, STELLVIA) returns to the familiar waters of comedy and interplanetary adventure and deftly steers the bestselling MINI-SKIRT PIRATE novels by Yuichi Sasamoto (VENUS WARS, ARIEL) on a course to become an all new 26 episode anime masterpiece, while Noriyuki Matsumoto’s brilliant original characters designs are adapted for animation by the team of Akira Yasuda (TURN A GUNDAM) and Hiroshi Takeuchi (BIG O, XENOGLOSSIA.) There’s plenty of pillage and yo-ho-ho-ing ahead in the most plunder-full adventure epic of the year, MOURETSU PIRATES!

Most families have a skeleton or two in the closet, but Marika is understandably shocked to learn that what her family has been hiding is a skull and crossbones! And while the revelation that her late father was a space pirate would have been earthshaking enough for most teenage girls, discovering that he was the captain of the notorious pirate ship Benten Maru will change Marika’s life forever. Because, you see, pirating is a family business, and she’s just inherited the position of captain. And her father’s former crew is quite intent on making sure Marika accepts the job! So what’s a girl to do? Well, if you’re a high school student whose prior total naval experience has been working at the space yacht club, there’s really only one moral dilemma that has to be resolved: are pirates allowed to wear really short mini-skirts? Get ready for intergalactic buccaneering unlike any you’ve ever seen before as the spaceways get broad-sided by cutting lasses, curvy knaves and the sexiest pirate’s chest ever in MOURETSU PIRATES!

MOURETSU PIRATES will simulcast premier on Crunchyroll starting January 7, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (GMT-8). Additional digital outlets and TV broadcast will follow starting in February with DVD and Blu-Ray to follow.

About Sentai Filmworks:
Sentai Filmworks is one of the fastest-growing anime companies in North America, producing hit series like Highschool of the Dead, Towa no Quon, Samurai Girls, Guin Saga, Needless and Angel Beats! as well as high profile theatrical films such as Grave of the Fireflies and Appleseed. Sentai Filmworks’ programs can be found on home video distributed by Ingram Entertainment, Baker & Taylor, Section23Films, The Right Stuf and other good and fine distributors. Digital product offerings may be found at iTunes, Hulu, Netflix, Amazon, Zune Marketplace, Anime Network, PLAYSTATION Network, Android Market and YouTube.


#2

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2010-03-25/satelight-to-animate-moretsu-pirates-for-tv-in-2011

Satelight to Animate Moretsu Pirates for TV in 2011 (Updated)

posted on 2010-03-25 04:04 EDT

Renamed from Yuichi Sasamoto’s Mini-Skirt Pirates space-opera novels

The Satelight anime studio has announced at its Tokyo International Anime Fair booth on Thursday that it is working on a Moretsu Pirates television anime for 2011. As announced last year, the anime was originally inspired and named after Yuichi Sasamoto’s Mini-Skirt Uchu Kaizoku (Mini-Skirt [Space] Pirates) space-opera adventure novels. Sasamoto had previously written the novel inspiration for the Ariel video anime, screenplays for the Dirty Pair video anime series, and The Venus Wars anime film.

Akiman is responsible for the original character designs for the animation, and Starchild Records is handling the music. Tatsuo Sato (Stellvia, Shigofumi - Letters from the Departed, Shingu: Secret of the Stellar Wars) is directing and supervising the scripts.

The story centers around a spirited high school girl named Marika. She keeps herself busy with the space yacht club and her part-time job at a high-class retro café. One day, two men suddenly appear and claim to be subordinates of her dead father. They demand that she assume command of the space pirate ship Benten Maru. A privateer ship’s compact was made during a war of independence a century ago, and according to that compact, the ship must be inherited by the captain’s next direct descendant. Marika finds herself embarking on a new life as a space pirate.

Update: Akiman is the pen name of Akira Yasuda (CAPCOM games, Turn A Gundam).


http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-08-13/satelight-moretsu-pirates-anime-delayed-until-2012

Satelight’s Moretsu Pirates Anime Delayed Until 2012

posted on 2011-08-13 21:17 EDT

Starchild’s official website for Satelight’s Moretsu Pirates television anime series has confirmed that the anime has been delayed until 2012.

An anime adaptation of Yuichi Sasamoto’s space-opera novels titled Mini-Skirt Uchu Kaizoku (Mini-Skirt [Space] Pirates) was first revealed in 2009 for release this year. The television series was relaunched under the new Moretsu Pirates title at Tokyo Anime Fair last year.

The story centers around a spirited high school girl named Marika. She keeps herself busy with the space yacht club and her part-time job at a high-class retro café. One day, two men suddenly appear and claim to be subordinates of her dead father. They demand that she assume command of the space pirate ship Benten Maru. A privateer ship’s compact was made during a war of independence a century ago, and according to that compact, the ship must be inherited by the captain’s next direct descendant. Marika finds herself embarking on a new life as a space pirate.

The book publisher, Asahi Shimbun Publishing, has a booth at Tokyo’s Comic Market 80 event with the latest trailer for the show.


#3

Why is it, that I actually find myself thinking that this will get a simulcast, and then followed up with thinking…
I’m ok with this.”


#4

[quote=TheCoffeeGod]

Why is it, that I actually find myself thinking that this will get a simulcast, and then followed up with thinking…
I’m ok with this.”[/quote]

'cause you’re being mesmerized by it’s yuriness potential, I know I am. And it’s by Satelight, Sentai’s released/ simulcast some SL shows…hmmm, tin foil hat don’t fail me now.

Was it just me, or did anyone else, while reading the synopsis, get the thought:

“Good to see Captain Taylor/Harlock’s kid following in her father’s footsteps.”


#5

[quote=Tonka]
'cause you’re being mesmerized by it’s yuriness potential, I know I am.[/quote]

This is true!

I would be kind of surprised if it was actually Sentai that picked this one up for simulcast immediately.
Though I do see it as a possible later pick up by them, just because it kind fits in with their catalog.
I’ll kind of hold off on judgement on that though, at least until the first promo/trailer comes out.

Not that I would mind if they did, I’m just kind of hoping they pick up Another.


#6

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-11-29/moretsu-pirates-tv-anime-to-premiere-on-january-7

Moretsu Pirates TV Anime to Premiere on January 7

posted on 2011-11-29 22:30 EST

Starchild’s official website for Satelight’s Moretsu Pirates anime series announced on Wednesday that the anime will premiere on January 7 on the TVK television station.

An anime adaptation of Yuichi Sasamoto’s space-opera novels titled Mini-Skirt Uchu Kaizoku (Mini-Skirt [Space] Pirates) was first revealed in 2009 for release this year. The television series was relaunched under the new Moretsu Pirates title at Tokyo Anime Fair last year.

The story centers around a spirited high school girl named Marika. She keeps herself busy with the space yacht club and her part-time job at a high-class retro café. One day, two men suddenly appear and claim to be subordinates of her dead father. They demand that she assume command of the space pirate ship Benten Maru. A privateer ship’s compact was made during a war of independence a century ago, and according to that compact, the ship must be inherited by the captain’s next direct descendant. Marika finds herself embarking on a new life as a space pirate.


#7

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-12-06/bodacious-space-pirates-anime-1st-promo-video-posted

Bodacious Space Pirates Anime’s 1st Promo Video Posted

posted on 2011-12-06 06:10 EST

Moretsu Pirates space opera TV anime to premiere on January 7

The streaming service Bandai Channel began hosting the first promotional video for the Bodacious Space Pirates (Moretsu Pirates) television anime series on Tuesday. The video features the image song “Black Holy” by the lead character Marika Kato (as voiced by Mikako Komatsu).

An anime adaptation of Yuichi Sasamoto’s Mini-Skirt Uchu Kaizoku (Mini-Skirt [Space] Pirates) space-opera novels was first revealed in 2009 for release this year. The television series was relaunched under the new Moretsu Pirates title at Tokyo Anime Fair last year.

The story centers around a spirited high school girl named Marika. She keeps herself busy with the space yacht club and her part-time job at a high-class retro café. One day, two people suddenly appear and claim to be subordinates of her dead father. They demand that she assume command of the space pirate ship Benten Maru. A privateer ship’s compact was made during a war of independence a century ago, and according to that compact, the ship must be inherited by the captain’s next direct descendant. Marika finds herself embarking on a new life as a space pirate.

Update: The anime will premiere on Japanese television on January 7. Tetsuo Sato (Nadesico, Stellvia) is directing the project and overseeing the scripts.[/quote]


#8

http://www.starchild.co.jp/special/mo-retsu/special/movie.html

Looks like they revamped the homepage, as well as putting up another PV.


#9

[quote=TheCoffeeGod]
http://www.starchild.co.jp/special/mo-retsu/special/movie.html

Looks like they revamped the homepage, as well as putting up another PV.[/quote]
As well as adding an English website.

http://starchild.fm/


#10

The English website has always been there.
That’s where I got the YT vid of the first PV.

I don’t list it because they don’t do much with it, and you can get to it from the top of the JP page.
What’s there now is how it’ll always be.
It was the same with C³.

That said, the more I see of this the more I want to see it!
I’ve watched both PVs several times now (I really like the songs) and I’m actually hoping Sentai picks this up.

There’s a rumor due to some hidden image links that CR might have it.
I’d much rather watch it here on TAN though, due to the quality difference/no commercials since I don’t have a subscription there.


#11

ANN is slow some times!
But at least they posted a YT version (though I’m pretty sure it’s not a legit one, since it’s not on the Eng page).

-edit-

Fun Fact of the Day:

Marty Friedman (Ex-Megadeth guitarist) played the guitar solo in the new PV with Momoiro Clover.

###Bodacious Space Pirates TV Anime’s Promo Videos Posted
posted on 2011-12-28 14:30 EST
Moretsu Pirates space opera TV anime to premiere on January 7


#12

http://www.starchild.co.jp/special/mo-retsu/special/movie.html

Mikako Komatsu posted a New Years vid on the JP homepage.


#13

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/feature/2011-01-07/winterpreview

So, the first episode is getting pretty good reviews on ANN.

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/feature/2011-01-07/zac

Zac, of all people, even actually gave it a 5 of 5!


#14

Those ratings are very promising. Looks like I may have found another surprise like Chu-Bra.


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http://www.theanimenetwork.com/component/option,com_community/Itemid,79/eventid,1/task,viewevent/view,events/
[size=16]Starts On The Anime Network Online Player: February 14th @ 3PM EST
Language: Japanese w/English Subtitles
Rated: TV 14
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#16

A little late on this, but…

[url=http://www.theanimenetwork.com/Anime/Bodacious-Space-Pirates/Pirates-Coming-Through/Watch][/url] [b]Episode 01 is now LIVE![/b]

#17

[quote=“The Coffee God”]http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/feature/2011-01-07/winterpreview
So, the first episode is getting pretty good reviews on ANN.
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/feature/2011-01-07/zac

Zac, of all people, even actually gave it a 5 of 5![/quote]

I’ve been watching it on CR and I have to say it’s very, very good! I’ll have to watch it on ANOP to see how they handle the subtitles.


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[url=http://www.theanimenetwork.com/Anime/Bodacious-Space-Pirates/My-Power-the-Power-the-Pirates/Watch][/url] [b]Episode 02 is now LIVE![/b]

#19
[url=http://www.theanimenetwork.com/Anime/Bodacious-Space-Pirates/The-Odette-II-Leaves-Port/Watch][/url] [b]Episode 03 is now LIVE![/b]

#20

I can’t say that I’m blown away by this show, but it is better than I expected. By Far. I’m hoping that it gets the streaming numbers to get a dub and I’m doing my part to that end.

On that, since I’m currently watching Orphen, I keep hearing Hilary Haag as the voice of the “Electronic Warfare Specialist”. I think it must be the similar glasses :lol: